Edgar Rice Burroughs
Jared Allen played football for Idaho State University in Pocatello. After his college career he made the NFL. Jared Allen currently plays for the Minnesota Vikings as a defensive end.
Merril Hoge is currently an analyst for ESPN. Before his ESPN career he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After a very successful pro career he was forced into retirement from multiple concussions.
Merril Hoge graduated from Highland High School in Pocatello. After playing for the Highland Rams he went and played for the Idaho State Bengals.
William Petersen is the actor that played the head honcho on CSI Las Vegas. William Petersen graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in Boise Idaho. William Petersen then he attended college at Idaho State University in Pocatello on a football scholarship.
Kent William Hadley
Kent William Hadley played three years of Professional baseball. He played along side Roger Maris. Kent William Hadley was born in Pocatello in 1934 and died in Pocatello in 2005.
Bryan Johnson graduated from Highland High School in Pocatello and then went on toplay college football for Boise State. Bryan Johnson spent 4 years with the Washington Redskins and then finished out his career with the Chicago Bears.
Edward Manson Stevenson
Edward Manson Stevenson was born in Pocatello Idaho. Stevenson was a fashion designer for many movie stars and had worked for some very famous people including Lucille Ball.
Gary Wimmer was born in Pocatello Idaho and played 3 games in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks. Not 3 seasons, just 3 games, Gary Wimmer was a linebacker.
Gloria Dickson was born in Pocatello. Gloria Dickson was an actress in the 1930's and 40's. Gloria Dickson starred in many films. Gloria Dickson would have starred in many more films but she died tragically at the age of 27 in a house fire.
Pocatello resident Stacy Dragila is most famous for her Pole Vaulting but many people do not realize she once posed topless for a calendar before she became famous.
NFL quarterback Matt Gutierrez attended college at Idaho State University in Pocatello. Matt Gutierrez played for prep powerhouse De La Salle and then after graduation went to the University Of Michigan. An injury cost Matt Gutierrez the starting quarterback job so he transferred to Pocatello to play for the Idaho State Bengals.
Eddie Bell was born in 1946 in Waco Texas, Eddie Bell later attended college at Idaho State University in Pocatello and then went on to a career in the NFL as a wide receiver.
Other NFL Players From Pocatello
There have been many other NFL players come out of Idaho State University in Pocatello including Pago Togafau, Tom Toner, Bob Otto, Brian Vertefeuille, Case deBruijn, Clyde Logan, Dan MacDonald and a whole handul of other players.
Many of these players only played for 1 or 2 years in the NFL but some of them such as Jared Allen and Merril Hoge have had illustrious careers in the NFL.
Bones Millien played basketball for Idaho State university in Pocatello and now plays professionally for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Lawrence Butler played basketball for Idaho State University and was part of the team that knocked UCLA out of the NCAA tournament. Lawrence Butler won thecoveted title as leading scorer in national major basketball in 1979 beating the likes of Larry Bird and "Magic" Johnson for the scoring title.
7 foot tall Steve Hayes was also part of the Idaho State Bengals squad that knocked of UCLA. After college Steve Hayes played 11 years of pro basketball including his years in the NBA. Steve Hayes was born in Aberdeen Idaho.
There are many more semi-famous people that have ties to Pocatello and many more to come. Pocatello might be just a small dot on the world map but the amazing talent Pocatello consistently turns out will eventually turn Pocatello into a huge dot on the world's radar.